Favorite films

  • Laurence Anyways
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Valley of Souls
  • 8½

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  • Venus & Fleur


  • The Chaser


  • The Man from Nowhere


  • New World


Pinned reviews

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men


    Joel & Ethan Coen
    (review english/deutsch)

    Relentless in method, challenging in presentation, and unforgettable in execution. Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen I have seen yet. And as much as the film is about Bardem's even-keeled determination... it's also about Tommy Lee Jones' brilliantly characterized Texas sheriff, who, faced with a trail of blood like he's never seen, wonders if he's still a match for a changing world. The third…

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence


    John Cassavetes, director

    Die Rezeptionsgeschichte des wohl bekanntesten Films von Cassavetes liest sich wie die Reportage eines spannenden Spiels im Finale der Championsleague. 1974 - dem Jahr, als A WOMAN UN DER THE INFLUENCE herauskam - hieß der Bewerb noch Europapokal der Landesmeister und nach einem Unentschieden im Hinspiel war die Spannung für das Rückspiel groß: Ein ersatzgeschwächtes Atlético Madrid verlor schließlich 0:4 gegen den ersten deutschen Verein, dem FC Bayern München, der diesen Bewerb gewinnen sollte. Was die Rezeption…

Recent reviews

  • Venus & Fleur

    Venus & Fleur


    Emmanuel Mouret, director

    An entertaining summer film set in sunny Marseille about two quite different young women who humorously play with female and male gender clichés in their search for a boyfriend. One senses a little Eric Rohmer and Nouvelle Vague. With non-professional actors and an open script, Mouret succeeds in creating a work with the spontaneous qualities of cinema vérité.


    Ein im sonnigen Marseille spielender unterhaltsamer Sommerfilm über zwei recht unterschiedliche junge Frauen, die auf der Suche nach…

  • The Chaser

    The Chaser


    Na Hong-jin, director

    Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.


    Zuhälter Joong-ho Eoms Kapitalanlage wirft leider nicht den Gewinn ab, den er sich erhofft hatte. Einige seiner Mädchen sind verschwunden, so dass…

Popular reviews

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter


    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    "The Woman in the Dark" is an intense, unyielding drama that captivates with an outstanding cast and a sensitive and surprisingly unusual story. An impressive debut - Maggie Gyllenhaal as director - that you won't forget because of its unpredictable, dark atmosphere and nuanced acting.

    Ledas Gepäck ist noch die einfachste Metapher dieses komplexen und beeindruckenden Kinostücks - in der Titelrolle erleben wir eine umwerfende Olivia Colman und kongenial Jessie Buckley als junge Leda. Beim Eintreffen am…

  • The Grudge

    The Grudge

    Takashi Shimizu, Stephen Susco

    Simplistic, false and erratic Hollywood remake. Rather than building to a climax, Shimizu introduces his poltergeists too early. Once the ghosts start rattling around, we can generally anticipate what's coming next. THE GRUDGE The film consists of a string of individual jump scares wrapped up in a distorted concept. What we're dealing with here is mechanical filmmaking, but who's surprised when Stephen Susco (Texas Chainsaw 3D, 2013) was hired as as the then-inept script writer? In…